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Norway #13: Elywhere raised 95 million NOK, Optio Incentives raise 45 million NOK & AI is put to the test.

By 27 July 2023September 8th, 2023No Comments2 min read

We hope you’ve been enjoying your summer! This week we’ve got a bite-size version and we’ll be back with the normal format next edition. ☀️

Top News

1.Tom Clarke, reporter at Sky News heads to Trondheim to find out if AI can take over his job as a news reporter. Interesting to see AI put to the test. (link)
2. Mixed feelings about Twitter’s rebrand to X. The rebranding is part of Elon’s plans to create a super app. (link)
3. The entrepreneurial duo Jonas Klafstad and Even Dalen started their next endeavor 5 weeks in, after finishing 6 years at Busy. (link)

Latest on Funding

🚗 Elywhere, the electric car charging company raised 95 million NOK from Børge Hald and Farvatn Private Equity. (link)

📈 Optio Incentives rasied 45 million NOK from German technology investor CCAP along with Skyfall Ventures and Futurum Ventures (link)

🚀Shapemaker, providing tools for telecommunication infrastructure, raised 27 million NOK from Telenor Amp, valuing the company at 117 million NOK. (link)

Scoutdi, creating inspection drones, raised 25 million NOK from DNV Ventures, Equinor Ventures, Investinor, Cofounder and Devico (link)

💸 Viking Venture invests an undisclosed amount in Liquid barcodes, a marketing technology company and takes an ownership stake of around 51%. (link)

💳 British bank Monzo is in potential discussions to acquire Danish neobank Lunar as it looks to expand in the Nordics. (link)

Latest on Talent

👀 Looking for your new challenge in the autumn? Check out all open positions on The Hub. (link)

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